Sunday, February 26, 2017

Mittman's Pharmacy. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC.

Mittman's Pharmacy in Williamsburg has fantastic #vernacular #signage. We especially love the mortar and pestle filled with #handpainted products including Finesse shampoo and a bottle of Geritol. This #storefront is a #sign lovers dream. #Analog photo from 2004 appears in our book "Store Front:The Disappearing Face of New York".

Friday, February 24, 2017

Nurse shark, off Dania Beach FLA, just now...

The Keller Hotel, Greenwich Village, NYC

The Keller Hotel is one of the last surviving Maritime or Sailor's Hotels on the #GreenwichVillage waterfront.  The hotel was built in 1897 and housed sailors and seamen when docks lined the west side of Manhattan. We love its #vintage #signage and the Renaissance Revival #architecture. The building sadly has been largely empty for decades but luckily has been #landmarked by the city and its owners were recently denied an application to add a large and highly visible rooftop addition to it. We applaud the landmark commission's decision to save this #historic building and help preserve it for future generations.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Waverly Restaurant in Greenwich Village, NYC

Waverly Restaurant in Greenwich Village was founded in 1979 by Nick Serafis and is now run by 2nd-generation family members. The overhanging #neonsign is original but they had to have the #lettering replaced and rewired a few years ago. The #neon along the #storefront was also replaced at the same time but luckily we had photographed it for our "Store Front" book 15 years ago when it had advertised "Steaks, Chops and Seafood".

This photo from 2010 and full interview with Nick appear in our book "New York Nights".

Monday, February 20, 2017

We are honored to be nominated for the award for Outstanding Achievement in NYC Book Writing (Non-Fiction) at the 3rd annual 2017 GANYC Apple Awards

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon is the author of Scandalous Women: the Lives and Loves of History's Most Notorious Women. Come see her present the award for Outstanding Achievement in NYC Book Writing (Non-Fiction) at the 3rd annual GANYC Apple Awards on Monday, March 6.

Bright Food Shop in #Chelsea was in business from 1938-2007.

 Upon closing, the original #neon sign which wrapped around the corner, was carefully removed and stored by the owners. They recently reached out to us to let us know that they donated their #neonsign to the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati. We were so happy to hear this and hope to plan a visit to @americansignmuseum to see this beautiful #signage. #signgeeks #typography #type #storefront #disappearingfaceofnewyork